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Drivers & Value of ESG

By epstengroup / October 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Drivers & Value of ESG

What’s driving the ESG movement? Demand for greater transparency on sustainable and socially responsible practices is on the rise. According to Mckinsey research, more than 90% of S&P 500 companies now publish ESG reports in some form. In addition, the U.S. is currently considering new rules that would require companies to disclose more details about […]

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The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Atlanta Office Promotes a Conservationist’s Global Legacy

By epstengroup / September 5, 2023 / Comments Off on The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Atlanta Office Promotes a Conservationist’s Global Legacy

In 1963, Dian Fossey, a director of occupational therapy at a children’s hospital, took out a bank loan and combined it with her entire life savings to visit Africa for the first time. She was driven by a lifelong love for animals and a close friend’s stories of the continent’s beautiful and diverse landscapes. This […]

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Congratulations to our Two New Associates

By epstengroup / August 30, 2023 / Comments Off on Congratulations to our Two New Associates

Epsten Group is thrilled to announce that two of our most dedicated and passionate team members have been promoted to associate positions. We created the Associate position to honor team members who have demonstrated a commitment to the company, led by example, and fostered internal collaboration. Richard Shaffer and Melanie May have done an exemplary […]

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Heather Doggett’s ‘Immerse Universe’: a Force for Conservation and Sustainable Behavioral Change

By epstengroup / August 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Heather Doggett’s ‘Immerse Universe’: a Force for Conservation and Sustainable Behavioral Change

Behavioral science is a vast field that ultimately attempts to answer a simple question: how do we effectively convince people to change their behavior for the better? More importantly—how do we make sure that change lasts? For 27 years, Immerse Universe CEO and Founder, Heather Doggett, has dedicated her days to advocating for conservation and […]

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Nancy Gomez’s Affinity for Numbers Makes Her an Invaluable Accounting Assistant

By epstengroup / July 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Nancy Gomez’s Affinity for Numbers Makes Her an Invaluable Accounting Assistant

Nancy Gomez, our Accounting Assistant, has been with Epsten Group since early 2022. She works in partnership with our Associate & Accounting Department Manager to ensure everything in the operations of the firm—from payroll, to billing, to expense reports, and beyond—runs smoothly. Nancy, like many members of our Operations Team, works diligently “behind the scenes” […]

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A Brief History of ESG Reporting

By epstengroup / June 7, 2023 / Comments Off on A Brief History of ESG Reporting

While it’s easy to see today how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting is crucial to an organization’s performance and accountability, it’s important to understand how the sustainability landscape has evolved into what it is today.

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Lessons Learned in Value Engineering and Intuitive Zoo Design

By epstengroup / May 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Lessons Learned in Value Engineering and Intuitive Zoo Design

Studies released in late 2022 revealed an alarming change in the landscape of the AEC industry: construction costs had risen by nearly 30% since 2019, and by 17.5% alone from just 2020 to 2021: the largest spike in this data from year-to-year since 1970 (x). While models project costs returning to close to typical levels […]

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What is ESG? The Ultimate Guide for Taking ESG Action

By epstengroup / March 27, 2023 / Comments Off on What is ESG? The Ultimate Guide for Taking ESG Action

“Claire, how much do you know about ESG? After our last stakeholder meeting, it was made abundantly clear that we simply cannot put it off any longer. Our investors are just short of demanding it.”  Later that day, Claire sat at her desk, replaying her earlier conversation over and over in her head.   I know […]

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Oklahoma City Zoo and Epsten Group: Partners in a Shared Mission of Conservation and Sustainability

By epstengroup / March 23, 2023 / Comments Off on Oklahoma City Zoo and Epsten Group: Partners in a Shared Mission of Conservation and Sustainability

Epsten Group, in partnership with Ursa International, has been fortunate to have worked with Oklahoma City Zoo since 2016, collaborating on several projects ranging from Master Plan services to habitat design for many of the Zoo’s diverse inhabitants. Epsten Group has worked since 1991 as pioneers of sustainability in the built environment across a myriad […]

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Mar Goldstone Shines as our Senior Commissioning Project Manager

By epstengroup / February 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Mar Goldstone Shines as our Senior Commissioning Project Manager

Mar Goldstone, our Senior Commissioning Project Manager, has been an integral part of the Epsten Group team for nearly 4 years. Her career began in the United States Armed Forces, where she dedicated eight of selfless service abroad. After returning stateside, Mar began working in the field of building automation controls, working on a vast […]

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